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The Baron of Bank Robbery
1 year ago

The Baron of Bank Robbery

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Known as the ‘Baron of bank robbery,’ Herman Lamm singlehandedly revolutionised the art of armed robbery. Born the German city of Kassel on April 19, 1890 Lamm served in the …
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The Tri-State Gang
1 year ago

The Tri-State Gang

Now largely forgotten, the infamous Tri-State Gang blazed a trail of mayhem and murder through Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia during the early to mid-1930’s. They were so notorious at the …
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Crime Writer Inspired by His Own Work
1 year ago

Crime Writer Inspired by His Own Work

In January of this year a masked man entered into a Sparkasse bank branch near the city of Leipzig, Germany and demanded the customers to drop to the floor. Brandishing …
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The World’s Oldest Criminals
1 year ago

The World’s Oldest Criminals

According to a report published by Bloomberg in May of 2015, senior citizen crimes are on the rise. Countries worldwide are seeing a sharp rise in crimes committed by perpetrators …
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Stealing the Crown Jewels
1 year ago

Stealing the Crown Jewels

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London, May 1671.

A motley group of conspirators are making their final preparations for a robbery that will become the most widely-known crime of the age. As his accomplices ready …
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The Modern-Day Bonnie and Clyde
1 year ago

The Modern-Day Bonnie and Clyde

By the time Blake Fitzgerald had reached 29-years-old he had already racked up a series of criminal charges including DUIs, assault and armed robbery. He had also fathered three children …
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Target Helps to Convict Seward Market Slayer
1 year ago

Target Helps to Convict Seward Market Slayer

Mahdi Hassan Ali was only a teenager when he and an accomplice entered into the Minneapolis Seward Market on January 6, 2010. Employees Osman Elmi and Mohamed Warfa had both …
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America’s Forgotten Desperado
2 years ago

America’s Forgotten Desperado

Born in rural Alabama on January 15, 1916, Rufus William ‘Whitey’ Franklin is one of America’s forgotten desperadoes. As incorrigible a criminal as they come, he started small, grew big, …
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New York’s Final Federal Electrocution
2 years ago

New York’s Final Federal Electrocution

“Goodbye, Marshall.” – Gerhard Puff to a witness at his electrocution.

Thief, bank robber, murderer, Joe Strummer lookalike, the last Federal prisoner executed in New York. Puff may have looked …
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The Tri-State Terror
2 years ago

The Tri-State Terror

Wilbur Underhill is one of the forgotten outlaws of the ‘Crime Wave’ that terrified America during the 1920’s into the early 1930’s. Multiple murders, a string of armed robberies and …
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